Announcement of more than $100,000 in National Landcare Programme regional funding

Minister for Environment the Hon Greg Hunt and Minister for Agriculture the Hon Barnaby Joyce this week jointly announced more than $100,000 in National Landcare Programme regional funding.

The funding will be delivered by the Wimmera Catchment Management Authority through its community grants programme and has been awarded to 13 successful local community groups to help support a range of on-ground environmental and agricultural projects.

The funding aims to protect the Wimmera’s natural environment through a range of innovative local projects including community planting, installing nesting boxes and “Critter Cams” to support wildlife surveys, addressing damage caused by rabbits as well as supporting a range of other important, locally-based projects.

For more information about the National Landcare Programme and the 13 local projects supported by the funding, go to